Don’t Participate In NLC/TUC Strike, NAPPS Tells Members

 The national executive council of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), on Sunday, asked its members nationwide not to participate in the planned nationwide strike called by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NUC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) scheduled to commence on the 3rd of June, 2024.

NAPPS in a statement jointly signed by Chief Yomi Otubela, National President, Comrade Augustine Ajibade, Secretary and Pastor Gabriel Igbinejesu
Publicity Secretary stated that while it identifies with the struggles of the NLC/TUC to improve the living conditions of workers in affiliated organisations, it called for peaceful resolutions of all contending demands.

According to NAPPS, a strike would disrupt the nation’s education system affecting students, teachers and the stability of the sector.

The statement read, “The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Nigeria, is aware of the directive regarding the proposed strike by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), scheduled to commence on the 3rd of June, 2024.

“While NAPPS Nigeria identifies with the struggles of the NLC/TUC to improve the living conditions of workers in affiliated organisations, it is important that we prioritize the well-being of our nation and work towards a peaceful resolution that benefits the workers, the economy, and the overall social fabric of Nigeria.

Advertisement

As NAPPS offers its support and expertise in facilitating the negotiation process to ensure a fair and sustainable resolution for all parties involved, it called on members of the association not to be part of the strike.

It stated, “Non-Participation in the Strike: Our esteemed members are enjoined not to participate in the indefinite strike by NLC/TUC commencing on Monday, 3rd June 2024.

“A strike action would disrupt the education sector, affecting both students and teachers. Continued stability in the education system is crucial for the growth and development of our nation.

“Examination Schedule: The ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will continue as scheduled by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Students are advised to adhere to the original timetable and ensure timely attendance. Take note that other West African countries that are involved in WASSCE won’t wait for Nigerians.

“Collaboration and Communication: We call upon school owners and teachers to facilitate a conducive environment for students and staff during this period. Communication channels should be opened and maintained to address any arising issues promptly. You can reach us for help through info@napps.com.ng.”

NAPPS stated that strikes can have detrimental effects on the economy, leading to further financial instability and hardship for the citizens and called on all parties involved to seek a solution that does not exacerbate economic challenges.

Independent

(Visited 45 times, 1 visits today)